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Chris Rowland

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  1. We drove across Wyoming back in October, and on the wall at Little America they had this photo that is labeled "Little America 1960s." I found it fascinating, and hopefully you will, too.
  2. Denny, I just added it to my Amazon wish list. I look forward to reading it. Chris Rowland
  3. Hey, I've been there! I have only seen it from the New Harmony side in 1989 and 1996, but didn't get to cross it. Thanks for the link to the hour-long video about the bridge that you posted: Thanks! Chris
  4. Wyoming PBS just aired a new documentary, "100 Years on the Lincoln Highway" on March 9, 2014. Thought I would share it here: http://video.wyomingpbs.org/video/2365196159/ Enjoy! Chris
  5. Do you recommend we purchase it from Amazon, or is there a way to get a limited-edition autographed copy? Chris
  6. I just finished a trip where I noticed signs for Illinois 110 - or the "C-KC" highway. I saw them on I-74 between Galesburg and the Quad Cities. I thought it was strange because the signs didn't state "East" or "West", they simply had a little "CKC" at the top with the C in red and the KC in blue over a gray highway picture. My first thought was that maybe this stood for Chicago and Kansas City, and I guess I was right! I hadn't heard about this project before. The routing is different from the CKCG highway on this thread, but I did find it fascinating that Illinois and Missouri are working together to create this "new" CKC auto trail and that they created a special logo and are using the same highway number for this "freeway". I just wanted to share this because I found it somewhat fascinating and somewhat of an anomaly. Are other states doing anything like this? Chris
  7. Michael G. Buettner writes on this page: “Given the impermanence of the overall route selection, it comes as no surprise that in Ohio, the PP-OO has largely been forgotten by everyone except highway historians and map collectors. However, according to the Martins, the fourth transcontinental highway is remembered in several Missouri towns where the route had its roots, and an Ocean Trail has managed to survive as a street name in Decatur, Illinois.” It certainly is odd to think about any road in Decatur, Illinois, being named "Ocean Trail" without the context to know that it was once part of that route. Chris
  8. Denny, I've peeked at your blog a few times over the course of the trip, and I have to admit, you're one of the masters of travel blogging. The way you write and the supporting photographs are a delight to read. Wish I could have come along with you. Chris
  9. Jim, I sent you by e-mail the itinerary/log of the Route 66 trip that my wife and I took last summer from Joliet, IL to Arcadia, OK. I put each day on a separate tab of the Excel workbook. What you might appreciate is that I have the exact GPS coordinates of every attraction along the way, mostly in order. I did got a lot of the coordinates before the trip, and made updates after I returned. Having these coordinates was really helpful when trying to find some of these obscure locations. After each point of interest, my wife would key in the next one while I drove. Anyway, I offer this log in the interest of helping you not to miss anything. If there’s something you get stumped while looking for it on the road, the coordinates should help. You also will get to see how much money we spent and what we ate, but who doesn’t want to know that? If anyone else is interested in it, just private message me with your e-mail address. Take care, Chris
  10. I really enjoyed watching the video. Thanks for sharing! Chris Rowland
  11. I'm also looking forward to having this feature working again!
  12. Those are very interesting formations! Chris
  13. Very exciting news! Glad to see your hard work paying off! Chris
  14. Thanks, Dave! We had a great trip, and there are many more photos to come. After our journey, I'm a little road-tripped out, which is somewhat surprising. I'm sure that feeling won't last too long. I can't believe how much research goes into planning a trip like this. If I hadn't found most of these places ahead of time and plugged their coordinates into my GPS, I'm sure I would have missed at least half of the sights. Chris
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